FA Cup semi-final: Coventry City aim to go from League Two to FA Cup finalists in six years

Mark Robins sold the FA Cup winners' medal he received for playing his part in Manchester United's 1990 triumph. "I was very foolish. It was my decision and I definitely regret it now," the Coventry City manager said in 2021. "There was a reason behind it but we won't go into that detail," added Robins about the decision to part with his United medal collection, which also included mementos from the 1990-91 European Cup Winners' Cup and 1991 European Super Cup. "In fairness...


FA Cup replays to be scrapped from the first round onwards in 2024-25

FA Cup replays will be scrapped from the first round onwards in the 2024-25 competition, writes BBC Sport.   All rounds of the Emirates FA Cup will also be played on weekends, including the fifth round which has been played in midweek for the past five seasons. https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1780957183167054185 The changes come as part of a new six-year agreement between the Football Association (FA) and the Premier League. The Premier League has also removed its mid-season break from the calendar.  Matches will start in mid-August following...


Steph Houghton: Manchester City defender and ex-England captain to retire

Manchester City defender and former England captain Steph Houghton will retire at the end of the current Women's Super League season, reports BBC Sport. Houghton, 35, is City's record appearance holder and is part of the squad in contention to win the WSL title this season. Houghton has 121 England caps but has not played for her country since 2021. https://twitter.com/SkySportsNews/status/1773049266480574701?s=20 "I hope I leave the game in a better place than when I started," Houghton, who began at Sunderland in 2002, said. "And...


Rob Page: Wales boss to remain in charge despite missing out on Euro 2024

Wales football's top official has confirmed Rob Page will continue as national team manager despite the failure to qualify for the Euro 2024 finals, reports BBC Sport. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31eK8UChric Football Association of Wales president Steve Williams has moved quickly to remove doubts over Page's future. It comes after the penalty shootout defeat to Poland in Tuesday night's play-off final. Page, 49, signed a deal in 2022 to take him through to the next World Cup. Williams said: "The FAW can confirm Rob Page is their manager for...